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Bookends: When We Read Fiction, How Relevant Is the Author’s Biography?

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:22
Thomas Mallon and Adam Kirsch discuss whether knowing about an author’s life deepens or detracts from the pleasures of reading fiction.






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‘The Silkworm’ by J. K. Rowling, as Robert Galbraith

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:19
“The Silkworm,” the new detective novel by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, takes on the publishing world as it tracks a mystery surrounding a missing novelist.






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Calculated Risks: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:40
In “Hard Choices,” Hillary Clinton takes the reader along on her journey representing the United States as President Obama’s top diplomat.






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Inside the List

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:45
Diana Gabaldon’s “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood” — the eighth entry in her Outlander series of time-traveling romances — is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, with a new TV show based on the series coming in August.
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Gwen Edelman’s ‘Train to Warsaw’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:44
A couple return to Poland, 40 years after the war and their escape from the Warsaw ghetto.
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Geoff Dyer’s ‘Another Great Day at Sea,’ ‘The Colour of Memory’ and ‘The Search’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:44
From his fiction and cultural criticism to his latest adventure on an aircraft carrier, Geoff Dyer has defied genres for decades.
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‘The Letters of Robert Frost: Volume 1, 1886-1920’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:43
The poet’s letters reveal a dedicated writer and ambitious man.
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‘New Life, No Instructions,’ by Gail Caldwell

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:43
Gail Caldwell revisits a turning point in her life, one that opened up a world of new possibilities and connections.
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‘Suddenly, Love,’ by Aharon Appelfeld

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:34
In Aharon Appelfeld’s novel, a sick and aging man in Jerusalem hires a young caretaker.
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‘Hotel Florida,’ by Amanda Vaill

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:34
A collective portrait of three couples, including Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, caught up in the Spanish Civil War.
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The Shortlist: Lisa See’s ‘China Dolls,’ and More

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:32
New books by Lauren Francis-Sharma, Claire Kendal, Lisa See, Jennifer Weiner and Lauren Willig.
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James Nestor’s ‘Deep’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:32
Learning to freedive affords a journalist access to a range of underwater worlds.
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‘The Quick,’ by Lauren Owen

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:17
A vampire novel set in Victorian London is told from multiple perspectives.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:13
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:13
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Open Book: The Great Y.A. Debate of 2014

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:12
A recent essay on Slate argued that adults should be embarrassed to read young adult books.
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Letters: ‘No Place to Hide’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:12
Readers respond to recent reviews of Glenn Greenwald’s “No Place to Hide,” Paul Stanley’s “Face the Music” and more.
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‘The Second Amendment’ and ‘This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed’

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:11
Two new books describe the history of the Second Amendment and the tradition of self-defense among Southern blacks.
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‘The Tastemakers’ and ‘The Third Plate’

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:10
Two books report on culinary trends, and offer a vision for sustainable farming and eating.
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‘Song of the Shank,’ by Jeffery Renard Allen

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:09
Jeffery Renard Allen’s novel “Song of the Shank” draws on the real life of Thomas Wiggins, a blind piano prodigy and autistic savant born a slave in 19th-century Georgia.
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